Luxury Appliances: Worth the Price?

If you’re shopping for new appliances, you’re going to come across a wide variety of options. You’ll see basic, no-frills appliances for a few hundred dollars and luxury appliances, which come with a list of features, at much higher prices.

This may leave you wondering: Is it really worth it to get high-end appliances? The short answer is yes. Here are five reasons why:

  1. Performance

    Basic appliances cannot perform the way high-end appliances can. A basic stove burner might only get about 5,000 BTUs (a measurement of heat generated by the burner). A high-end range like this Bosch 700 Series has burners with 16,000 and 12,500 BTUs. So that means water boils faster, and you can achieve a perfectly seared steak. But it’s not just about power, as these burners can burn very low to heat your most delicate sauces.

    Or in the case of washing machines, a luxury model like this Electrolux Perfect Steam Washer has enhanced washing action, stain-lifting technology, and improved temperature controls. As a result, your clothes get cleaner while being treated more gently.

  2. Long-Lasting Durability

    Appliance manufacturers put more time into research and testing their luxury appliances that they do their standard models. That’s one reason the price tag is higher. But, the result is products that are more durable than standard models.

    For example, when you’re looking at luxury appliances, whether it’s a refrigerator like this Jenn-Air model or this Fisher & Paykel dishwasher, or anything else, be sure to “kick the tires” a bit. Open doors, pull out racks and drawers, examine control knobs and buttons, take a closer look at the surfaces, and touch everything. Luxury appliances are precisely engineered and built with superior materials to provide consistent performance year after year. So that means more time enjoying your appliances and fewer calls to the repair technician.

  3. Features with Purpose

    It’s understandable to look at the extra features you get with luxury appliances and ask: “Do I really need that?” In the case of luxury appliances, you generally get what you pay for with extras that have been thoughtfully engineered to make life easier. For example,

    • Ranges like this Jenn-Air model with Downdraft Ventilation capture smoke and odors right at the cooking surface to clear the air without a hood.
    • Dishwashers like this Viking and Jenn-Air have flexible rack designs, more precise wash settings, built-in water filters and softeners, and much more.
    • Washing machines like this Bosch 300 Series has an allergen cycle to kill common allergy triggers and ActiveWater Technology for efficiency.
  4. Fantastic Finishes

    Luxury appliances give you more to choose from than your standard white, black, or stainless steel. There’s nothing that says you can’t have some fun with color. Maybe a cherry-red stove with a refrigerator to match? Colorful appliances are at once elegant and playful.

    You can also integrate your appliances into your kitchen by matching the front of your appliance with your cabinets. This Viking refrigerator and dishwasher show just a few of the many possible looks you can achieve with custom paneling. Or see how this Jenn-Air model dishwasher aligns perfectly with adjacent cabinetry for a sleek, modern look.

  5. Energy Efficiency

    Luxury appliances also tend to be the most energy efficient models on the market. So while you do pay more up front, you’ll see savings on your gas and electric bill. Some appliances, like this Electrolux refrigerator, is not only energy efficient, but features a vacation mode and a Sabbath mode so it saves even more energy when you’re not using it.

When it comes to appliances, you definitely get what you pay for. Consider spending a bit more on appliances now to get years of performance and enjoyment later. The friendly and knowledgeable sales staff at Reno’s Appliance can help you find the best appliance that fits your budget.

Reno’s Appliance was founded in 1951 as Reno’s Radio & TV. Since then, the shop has grown to become the one-stop home appliance source trusted by thousands. Reno’s sons continue to carry on the tradition set forth by their father and exhibit exceptional customer service. We have every home appliance you will possibly need. Stop by our showroom in Paterson, NJ to view our selection.